|Just caught a Meowth!|
I probably don't need to tell you that Pokémon GO is HUGE. If you need a bit more help understanding it, here's some good information:
How to Play Pokémon Go
It is definitely worth learning a bit more about this huge global fad. Your students will be talking about it so it's nice to have the terminology sussed out and not look clueless. Plus, it's fun! And it gets my fifteen-year-old out from his bedroom.
There have been some cautionary tales however.
School Library Journal had a great article about how this might affect libraries - Pokémon Go: What Do Librarians Need To Know? They also had a link to a more advanced article about Pokémon GO. WAY more advanced.
I've bought a few more Pokémon books as I'm sure demand for these will increase. I've also found a few Pokémon colouring pages that students might like to use:
Morning Kids! (this one has the Pokémon listed by number and it corresponds with those in your Pokédex).
Have you had a try yet?
Updates: Just saw this fabulous post by the New Zealand Book Council - Gotta pun 'em all: New Zealand books with Pokémon
And fortunately, we can use them if we want:
Yay! If other libraries and orgs want to use the Pokemon NZ books pics in displays, Go for it :D #ReadNZBooks https://t.co/HgeSKq0DnZ— NZ Book Council (@nzbookcouncil) July 18, 2016
Here's a cool activity if you know your way around Google Maps:
Mark has now done a post about how to customise a Google Map.Making a #pokemongo collaborative Google Map in Quirindi! Even has #pokestop icons! Links to geography and History. pic.twitter.com/jNi2w3qX76— markherringnz (@markherringnz) July 18, 2016
This is a fantastic place for teaching ideas - Ways to use Pokemon Go in the Classroom
Pokemon Go Brings Augmented Reality To The Mainstream
Here's The Inspiring Story Of The Creator Of Pokémon GO, John Hanke.
List of Pokémon (Pokédex)
Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems
Pokemon Go players: you have 30 days from signup to opt out of binding arbitration